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Candidate:

Mr. Risk-Taker

About Me:

During my time at IIT, I got pre-placement offer and accepted it. After working in the software industry for 18 months, I left to take up a role in the finance industry, taking a ~40% cut and leaving behind a stable career path that would have led to senior positions.

Details:

Undergrad School: IIT Jodhpur

Undergrad Major: Biology

GPA: 7.2/10

GMAT: 740

Age: 24,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: CFA level 1 (scored 90+ percentile)

Extracurriculars: Open-source repository on Github - one of the most popular across India (15,000+ monthly views and 400,000+ views overall), Mentoring undergrads with their coding - mentored 7 directly, 2nd place in 2 hackathons and 3rd place in another

Work History:

Title: Market Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 8 mos

Title: Developer 4

Industry: Engineering

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Promoted 4 times in 18 months in my 1st firm (Youngest to be promoted to “Developer level – 4” across the organization globally). – Rank 6th in year-to-date profits among 100+ people at my current firm.

Post MBA Goal:

Investment Banking -> Hedge fund

Schools:

Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: Chicago Booth, Kellogg, Columbia, NYU Stern, MIT Sloan, Cornell Johnson

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 35%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 35%

    It had to take a lot of confidence if not courage to leave your job as a developer and leap into a finance role, especially after racking up four promotions in 18 months. I am sure you know that transition helps to take you out of the dreaded overrepresented pool of male, Indian engineers and makes you a more desirable candidate to a prestigious MBA program. And you have done well in your new role, having ranked 6th among more than 100 colleagues in generating profit for your global financial company. You have a solid IIT education and strong stats including that 740 GMAT which is now 18 points over the latest class average at Wharton which, of course, is an excellent place to …

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